The URA Master Plan 2025: A glimpse into Singapore’s future
In 2027, a bridge of 682 metres spanning a section of PIE close to St. Andrews Village will be in place. This bridge will finish the Kallang Park connector, which forms a 10-kilometre bike trail that can be taken from Bishan to Singapore’s CBD in just 30 or 45 minutes.
In addition, there are plans to transform Sentosa and Pulau Brani into a top tourist and leisure destinations over the next few decades, leveraging their unique island appeal. Sustainable tourism concepts are being studied to be used in the Southern Islands, which balances attraction enhancement and environmental preservation.
URA investigates ways to incorporate the recreational area into the measures to protect the coast are put into place. The possibility of features like promenades, coastal parks, and multi-purpose walls will be thought of.
The plan is to relocate in 2030, the Paya Lebar Airbase will likely be replaced with 150,000 brand new houses. Redevelopment plans are in the works for Marine Parade, Hougang, and Punggol. The runway at the airport will be kept, serving as a 3.8-kilometre “green spine” or park-like link between neighbourhoods. Urban Redevelopment Authority’s (URA) vision is to transform the site into a unique airport and airbase.
The URA vision 2025 for Singapore is transformative. Singapore’s future is bright thanks to the focus on sustainability, heritage and expansion. It is crucial to be aware that the URA along with Singaporeans Singapore have contributed to the vision.
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As industries change and Work From Home becomes increasingly common, the authorities have also suggested that commercial premises could be leased for shorter time periods (15-30 years).
URA has also spoken of Pulau Brani and Sentosa. Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) is emphasizing the rich diversity of the nation’s green and blue landscapes including forests and coastlines to offshore islands.
URA’s goal is to improve the accessibility and quality of these spaces by utilizing innovative design and planning. The plans include expanding the nature based recreation network, increasing the green network through multi-functional nature park and corridors, and encouraging recreational activities along Singapore’s beaches as well as reservoirs and waterways.
Bayshore also has a new estate as part of East Coast Renewal. Long Island is part of the wider plan, and will provide more homes and the ability to block the rising sea level.
A new type of assisted living public housing is in the process of being introduced in Kovan.
The URA proposes “injecting flexibility and mixed-use workspaces in places such as Jurong Lake District.” This might manifest as the “vertical zone” idea. Instead of having separate land zones, the use is determined by floor area. Lower floors can be utilized for light industry, while middle floors are for offices, while the top floors are for residential usage.
The main issues are to protect its historic aviation past by repurposing former airport structures and parts of the runway as dynamic public spaces.
The URA is also seeking to build healthier communities by the creation of parks and green spaces. The goal is to ensure that the residents can enjoy nature and play right outside their front door. The ultimate objective is to create a forward-looking community that seamlessly blends working, living as well as playing and mobility.
The urban environment of Singapore is changing constantly, and the Urban Redevelopment Authority is leading this transformation. In the wake of the recent announcement of the 2025 Draft Masterplan, the URA has laid out its plans for the future of Singapore’s Lion City.
The URA is focused on creating neighbourhoods to support active living, seniors and families. We can expect to see more BTO launches, which are in keeping with the Prime Location Housing model (PLH) located in central, mature areas like Queenstown. Prime launches will feature two-room flexi flats as well as rental apartments that guarantee a greater mix of demographics.
The government imposed the MOP limit of 10 years to give Singaporeans the lifestyle benefits that central area properties offer without allowing the possibility of financial gains. The launch of the Plus, Prime, and Standard models suggests that the changes are underway.
The Greater Southern Waterfront will benefit from the flats that were constructed on the former Keppel Club site. Also, the Turf Club at Kranji, which is expected to be renovated before March 2027, in aid of the Woodlands Regional Hub, will also be seeing exciting developments.